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Offline high5acres

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Hello from High Five Acres
« on: November 17, 2012, 07:36:22 PM »
My husband and I recently bought 5 acres in Milton, Wisconsin. We currently have 3 goats and plans to add an aquaponic system, bees, chickens and beef in the spring.

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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 07:42:49 PM »
Welcome. Pet, meat, or milk goats?


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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 09:01:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum High5.

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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 09:10:16 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 10:48:21 AM »
Welcome to the forum, High5.  Good luck with your farm.




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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 12:21:36 PM »
Welcome to the forum High5. Farm Life is the only way to live!

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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 09:26:25 PM »
Welcome, Five Acres! I had to look up 'aquaponic system' (it never crossed my ears before). What an ingenious idea - fish plus veges.
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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 10:59:45 PM »
High 5, it sounds like you are going to be VERY busy next spring.  :)

There is a local farmer around me who does the aquaponic thing.  He's been on local TV and gets lot of interest since it is an unusual thing to do in crop country.  I haven't been on a tour of this place yet, but I would love to see it the next time he has an open house.  Unfortunately my favorite fish is Salmon.  They've got them in Lake Michigan, but I'm too far inland.  I wonder if they farm Salmon in the Lakes?  That would be a cool business.
 

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Re: Hello from High Five Acres
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 08:15:01 AM »
Just getting used to this site so I apologize for the delayed response :-)

asprince: Our three goats are pets but we're not ruling out raising a few extra for meat. If we didn't have day jobs off the farm we'd consider milking but that's much further out.

BlueBee: salmon would be a great fish to raise, unfortunately I think the amount of water they need to live and the temp would be the toughest to overcome in a aquaponic system  :-(  Lake Perch would be a desirable fish for us to raise in this area.

Anyone visiting southern WI should check out Growing Power in Milwaukee. Its an amazing set up from to to bottom
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